Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Welcomes New Board Members

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Welcomes New Board Members

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is proud to welcome three new members, Vernisha Crawford, Tanya Armour and Bill Goebel, to the board of directors. They join a team of 14 volunteers dedicated to ensuring that the prevention of child maltreatment is a priority in North Carolina.   Vernisha Crawford of Charlotte is the founder of BYE Foundation and the CEO of BYE, LLC, an agency dedicated to helping organizations become trauma-informed, reduce workplace trauma, and prioritize wellness. She earned her master’s degree in Leadership from Grand Canyon University and her bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina...
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Welcomes Ashley Alvord as Capacity Building Director

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Welcomes Ashley Alvord as Capacity Building Director

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is proud to welcome Ashley Alvord as Capacity Building Director. Alvord has a strong background in child and family services and over 15 years of experience dedicated to the dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based programs and training. Evidence-based programs are supported by rigorous research demonstrating their effectiveness. In this role, Alvord will oversee capacity building by providing leadership to PCANC’s partnership engagement and training work and the agency’s unique work providing support to professionals who are implementing evidence-based and evidence-informed family strengthening and parenting education programs.  Previously, Alvord has worked with Duke University...
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Welcomes Crystal Kelly as Vice President of Programs and Policy

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Welcomes Crystal Kelly as Vice President of Programs and Policy

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is proud to welcome Crystal Kelly as Vice President of Programs and Policy. Kelly joins PCANC with over 20 years of experience related to child welfare, family services and social work. In this role, Kelly will oversee PCANC’s programs and policy work to strategically align goals across the agency and advance the organization’s mission.  Previously, Kelly has worked with the Children’s Council of Watauga County as the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Executive Director, has co-led the Watauga Compassionate Community Initiative, taught in the Department of Social Work at Appalachian State University and worked as...
Prevent Child Abuse NC Welcomes Kari Parker as Development Director

Prevent Child Abuse NC Welcomes Kari Parker as Development Director

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (July 7, 2022) — Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is proud to welcome Kari Parker as the organization’s new Director of Development. Parker joins PCANC with over 20 years of educational leadership, business management and nonprofit fundraising experience, focused in corporate, major gifts and individual and planned donor giving, as well as broad experience with nonprofits and child welfare across NC.   Previously, she has worked with the NC ALS Association, United Way of the Cape Fear Area (New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Columbus, and Duplin counties), Boys & Girls Clubs of New Hanover, Pender and Onslow counties...
Prevent Child Abuse NC Partnership Engagement Manager Selected as 2022 BetterNC Fellow

Prevent Child Abuse NC Partnership Engagement Manager Selected as 2022 BetterNC Fellow

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (May 24, 2022) — Prevent Child Abuse NC Partnership Engagement Manager Selected as 2022 BetterNC Fellow. McElvine joins a cohort of six BetterNC Fellows who will work with individuals from the NC Budget & Tax Center and NC Black Alliance in learning opportunities and activities that highlight community-based engagement.  The BetterNC fellowship program serves to engage people in the budgeting and revenue process in their communities during a five-month program. A key aspect of the fellowship program requires all fellows to complete a Community Action Plan that they can implement in their communities. Fellows will also have the...
Prevent Child Abuse NC receives $795,000 Grant from The Duke Endowment

Prevent Child Abuse NC receives $795,000 Grant from The Duke Endowment

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (May 24 2022) — Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina has received a $795,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund child and family well-being. The Duke Endowment grant will allow PCANC to continue providing implementation support for the following evidence-based parenting programs: The Incredible Years, Strengthening Families, and Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) across North Carolina. These programs strengthen families by offering strategies for parents and caregivers to learn parenting skills and build connections with one another for support. Research shows that programs are most effective when providers receive regular ongoing support. PCANC’s support benefits communities implementing these...

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